This is a retelling of Cinderella, but in a new sci-fi way. Set in some kind of dystopian future where the moon is colonized and adding metal parts to become a cyborg is a normal course of action in medicine..it’s certainly not Disney’s version of the story. I liked having a more down-to-earth heroine in Cinder and can’t wait to see what is in store for her next.
Nothing is remotely resolved in the end, but with a few more stories on the horizon I can’t really complain much. We get the bits and pieces we expect from the Cinderella story and a spring board into a bigger tale that will cover the other books. I think Levana is a great villain (and with all the mirror is supposed to be the evil queen from snow white?) and am looking forward to what she’ll cook up next.
This is a fun and fast read. When done right I’m a big fan of the stories that do something interesting in retelling classic fairy tales. I already downloaded the next book to see what will happen next. I liked it and give it three out of five stars.